Pulse to present fresh design talent with UAL Now

University of the Arts London (UAL) will be returning to upcoming London trade show Pulse for the 11th year with UAL Now.

The stand features a diverse range of products from ceramics and homeware to greetings cards and fashion accessories.

Pulse will take place from Sunday (May 14) to Tuesday (May 16) at Olympia. The show focuses on ‘inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories’ with a strong emphasis on emerging designer-makers, unseen international brands and new launches.

UAL Now showcases work from University of the Arts London graduates at fairs and industry exhibitions across art, design and communication. It enables and prepares them to connect to curators, buyers, collectors, manufacturers, agencies and specialist audiences, so that they can sell work, network and advance their practice and careers.

Led by Careers and Employability at UAL and supported by Pulse organiser Clarion Events, the UAL Now stand is an opportunity for emerging design businesses from UAL to have a discounted and supported route into trade show environments. It will showcase 17 emerging creative businesses from UAL students and alumni.

Vicky Fabbri, enterprise & events manager of careers and employability at UAL, said: “Pulse is the perfect environment for UAL’s design talent to launch their businesses and start selling to retailers. UAL Now provides a platform for them to do this in an affordable and supported way, and puts them at the centre of this exciting trade show. We make sure the exhibitors are ready for sales and many have gone on to take their own stand at the show after.”

 

Highlights of UAL Now include London-based designer William Branton, who specialises in bold geometric soft furnishings, fashion accessories and stationery; Japanese designer MIYU KURIHARA, who uses skills learned in Japan and London to hand-paint ceramics for the home; dot.home, a modern interiors brand which creates modular furniture and accessories and hand drawn giftware from Lili Price, who is in her second year studying graphic designs communication at UAL Chelsea College of Arts.

Other UAL Now exhibitors include Alexandra Maria Bissa, Anneka Textiles, BOSKE by Kat, Emily Nash Illustration, House of Cally, Just Kim Prints, Nose to Tail, TerraCotta Row, The Changing Factor, The London Refinery, W11Studio and Walk with Me.

To visit Pulse, register online now for free at www.pulse‐london.com

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